Since we’ve been official there are three things I know for a fact:
- There is an amazing foster parent support group in the greater Vancouver area.
- The wait after the home study sucks just as much as the home study wait.
- There is a great need for homes for sibling groups.
Jeremy and I will be married fourteen years on the 17th. And since the beginning there was one thing I knew without a shadow of a doubt: one day I wanted to adopt a group of siblings.
Back then I’d tell you I have no idea where that feeling came from. Back then I didn’t really understand what that meant. I just knew, from the deepest parts of my heart, that I’d adopt a sibling group. While we have not had our first placement yet, I understand where the feeling came from. It was as if God was preparing my heart to be ready for this. Maybe this was my calling all along? Maybe there is a sibling group that needed a mom and dad like Jeremy and I. Whatever the reason, I know there is a need and I am excited to help solve that need.
Pray for these kids. For the babies. The school age. For the preteen and teenagers. But, especially for the sibling groups. I learned that it is a ridiculously high 9 of 10 times a sibling group is broken up. As much as my sisters were a pain to me and I a pain to my brother, I couldn’t fathom growing up without them. Pray for homes to open up for these families. Homes to open up for all kids looking for a safe place to lay their little heads.
I’ve been praying a lot lately for God to use me in these kids. I want to be able to evoke good memories of a time when a woman and her incredible husband showered love on them. To evoke a sense of belonging forever. To evoke the very attainable feeling of happiness. I knew there was a need in the foster care system. I knew that. On all sides there was a need. I just never really understood until now.
When I move into a larger home, I hope to take on those sibling needs. xoxo